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“Fantastic tapas with a good menu selection”
Review of Jamon Jamon - Soho

Jamon Jamon - Soho
Ranked #308 of 23,992 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: Bringing vibrant Spanish culture to the heart of London, Jamon Jamon serves up an array of tasty tapas. Incorporating ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world, Jamon Jamon serves up flavoursome cuisine in a rustic, minimalist setting. With an authentic atmosphere and a friendly vibe, meat and vegetable tapas, along with fresh paella, are house favourites.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant walking down Charing Cross Road towards Leicester Square. It is in a little courtyard with several small tables outside which would have been nice to use if the weather had been better.

The biggest problem is trying to restrict your choice of the mouth watering options available on the tapas menu. There are around 10 items in each of the vegetarian, fish and meat sections to choose from and eventually we whittled them down to a greedy 8. Tapas dishes are priced around £5 to £7 each.

Pimientos del padron- Lots of green peppers but a bit bitter for our taste buds 6/10
Patatas con Roquefort - excellent , really creamy sauce on roasted potatoes - not for those on a diet 8/10
Champinones a la creme - very tasty and succulent diced mushrooms 7/10
Mejillones en salsa -loads of juicy mussels in shell - sauce was ok but tomato is not our favourite 9/10 for mussels 6/10 for sauce
Gambas al ajillo - big juicy prawns in a fairly hot sauce 9/10
Bacalao con alioli - lovely pieces of cod in a tasty sauce 9/10
Chorizo al vino - tasty and for once not overcooked 9/10
Pollo al ajillo - 8/10

The menu has loads of items with garlic sauce or red peppers so if you like them then this is the place for you. We ate early so the restaurant was quiet and the service was excellent.

Total cost for 8 dishes including service charge was £54 no drinks.

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Thank morleyterrier
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We frequent a lot of restaurants but have only twice been to Spanish ones. Went here with our family (in their 20s) who seem to love Spanish food. I never know what to order, and this time did not want to share fish stew or meatballs with other people so I got two dishes myself and some garlic bread, one of my dishes was a fried egg on top of stewed peppers, toms, courgettes and aubergines and the other a chickpea salad number which was ok. I don't think I am a tapas person and probably won't go to another Spanish restaurant. My husband and kids enjoyed theirs and I must say staff were friendly and place had a lively atmosphere about it. I am sure if you like Spanish food this is a good place to go, specially before the theatre.

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Thank 33Lyn
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We came across Jamon Jamon when looking for a pre theatre dinner close to the Palace a Theatre. We found this just across the road having been attracted to the 'Sunday Special' on the blackboard of a bottle of wine and Paella for 2 for £26.95. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but we were made to feel comfortable with the menu warning of a 39-40 minute wait for Paella. We had Seafood and my son and his girlfriend had Chorizo Paellas. Both were worth the wait and on a par with many that we have had in Spain, where we own a holiday home. It was great value and we would all definitely visit again next time we are in London.

Thank StryW
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Spanish can lay off Gibraltar, but they are welcome to this tiny bit of London, which delivers terrific food, usually with extremely pleasant service. It can fill up, especially on a Friday, or a Saturday, and I can see why. There is space downstairs, but that is, presumably, used only for large bookings. I have never had anything but terrific food here.

What often strikes me is how much Spanish is being spoken in the restaurant. The staff are mainly Spanish, so that bit isn't surprising, but Jamon Jamon definitely attracts a lot of Spanish customers. Since Spain possesses one of the world's great cuisines and Spaniards generally are pretty discerning, I think that the restaurant's appeal to Iberian clientele is a definite point in its favour. It was quite amusing, on what I thought of as a warm spring day, to see the Spanish patrons unravelling their scarves and taking off heavy coats.

Look out for it on the right, if you're going northbound on Charing Cross Road, just north of Cambridge Circus. It's set a bit back from the road, very near Blackwells bookshop.

The first time I went (which would be a few years ago), I did find the lighting much too dim (I actually had to use the candle on the table to help me read the menu). I haven't had that problem on recent visits.

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Thank Owen_Morgan
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Popped in on a Friday afternoon to rest my aching feet and wait for a friend. Quiet, calm, lovely ambience and friendly service, authentic Spanish tapas and delicious white rioja. Felt like I was back in Madrid! Got busy by 7pm (pre-theatre) but the buzz only enhanced the atmosphere.

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Thank LLting
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